An NFC tag is a small passive (no battery) device which contains a tiny microchip with an antenna attached. When scanned by an NFC reader, typically a mobile phone, it transfers information such as a web address, text or command. The data can be locked onto the tag so that it cannot be changed once set.
NFC tags are typically stickers, but they can be also enclosed in NFC products such as keyfobs, wristbands, hang tags and many other items. Choosing which NFC tag >
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a wireless communication technology similar to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. NFC allows information to be transferred between two closely-held electronic devices such as mobile phone and a smart poster, payment terminal or NFC tag.
NFC is now supported by 90% of the leading mobile manufacturers including Samsung, Nokia, Sony, Blackberry, Google and HTC. Is your phone NFC compatible >
Much of the talk about NFC is for mobile payments. However, NFC can be found in a huge range of applications creating a seamless interaction experience, including ticketing, vouchers, smart posters, access control and events management, product identification and much more.
RapidNFC have a lot of experience working with clients on a whole range of projects. If you aren't sure which NFC tag, product or chip will suit your requirements, then just get in touch. We are here to help.
Encoding is the process of writing data, such as a web address, text or command to an NFC tag. NFC tags can be easily encoded in small numbers using an NFC-enabled phone, with applications freely available on all mobile platforms.
For large scale encoding RapidNFC offers a fast and reliable NFC tag encoding service capable of providing over 200,000 tags per day. Encoding NFC tags >
Inside each NFC tag is a tiny microchip which contains a small amount of memory. Compared to a USB stick or similar, it's a miniscule amount of memory but it's enough for a web address, an instruction or an ID - and that's what makes NFC tags brilliant.
Different NFC chips contain different amounts of memory (and other features). To get more information on memory capacity and other data, have a look at which NFC chip >